Supporting Separations and Reunions   Even when children have been in programs s

Supporting Separations and Reunions   Even when children have been in programs since infancy, separations and reunions can present ongoing challenges for toddlers, teachers, and families. The article, “‘You Go Away and You Come Back’: Supporting Transitions and Reunions in an Infant/Toddler Classroom” discusses strategies teachers can use to support families through these transitions. Review the article, considering the developmental factors that create challenges for toddlers related to separation and reunion. In addition, reflect on how the teachers in the article developed an ongoing project utilizing documentation and family communication to ease separation and reunion challenges for toddlers.   With these thoughts in mind:  By Day 3:  Post your thoughts regarding:    •How partnerships with families can be developed to support separation and reunion   •Policies and practices regarding separation and reunion that are essential to healthy toddler growth and development

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